the damaged Soyuz spacecraft will return to Earth without a passenger

The leak on the Soyuz spacecraft was caused by the “impact” of a micrometeorite. Russia also announced to send a spacecraft on February 20 to bring back two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut.

Russia announced Wednesday, January 11 that a Soyuz spacecraft currently docked to the International Space Station and victim of a spectacular leak last month would return to Earth without a passenger.

Experts have concluded that the Soyuz MS-22 must return to Earth without a crewsaid the Russian space agency (Roscosmos) in a statement. The Russian agency has also confirmed that the leak was caused by the “impactof a cosmic micro-object that caused the formation of a hole less than a millimeter in diameter.

Two Russians and an American

Russia also announced to send a spacecraft on February 20 to bring back two Russian cosmonauts and an American astronaut, after the device supposed to transport them was damaged.

The Soyuz-23 spacecraft, which was originally scheduled to take off on March 16 with three passengers for the ISS, “will be launched on February 20, 2023 without passengers“Said the Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos) in a press release. The two Russian cosmonauts Sergei Prokopiev and Dmitri Peteline, as well as the American astronaut Frank Rubio, currently aboard the ISS, “will return to Earth aboard Soyuz-23“, she added.

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